Definition of shrink-fit in English:



  • Designed to fit perfectly after anticipated shrinkage.

    ‘the guitarist's shrink-fit polo neck’
    ‘a shrink-fit chuck’
    • ‘In order to achieve the best possible shrink fit connection, a grease free socket and shank is necessary’
    • ‘The shrink-fit induction heating device is the second generation model of the company's shrink-fit technology.’
    • ‘The use of highly precise shrink-fit tools has eliminated some secondary processes and increased tool life by 30% to 40%.’
    • ‘The shrink-fit toolholder's ability to grip the entire tool shaft also contributes to the assembly's rigidity.’


  • A system that uses shrink-fit parts or fittings.